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Tun Dr. Mahathir's open house, Seri Kembangan

This was the second time, I think, that I had the chance to visit Tun Dr Mahathir's Hari Raya open house. The first was the SAHOCA Raya gathering few years ago (mom is an alumni of Sultan Abdul Hamid college). The Mines Resort was nice but I think the food wasn't really that great even though it was prepared by Palace of the Golden Horses hotel, mind you.

I didn't had the chance to snap Tun's picture as there were just too many people, so I just shooked his hand, wished Selamat Hari Raya and walked towards the dining hall. I really admire Tun's strength sitting there for hours (open house is from 10am - 1pm, 2.30 - 5pm) to shake hands with his visitors and repeating "Selamat Hari Raya, terima kasih.." for over thousands of time. He should've just put a tape recorder next to him, instead. hehe.

Some of the VIP and other notable guest that I met there were, Foreign Minister, Dato Rais Yatim and wife, ex-Minister, Aziz Shamsuddin, former NST Group Editor and blogger, A. Kadir Jasin, Ummi Hafilda and thousands of other visitors who came to see Tun Dr Mahathir or maybe just for the free food. Coincidentally, we sat at the same table with Ummi and while she was discussing something on Tun Dr. Mahathir with her friend next to her, mom, being a staunch Tun supporter, suddenly chipped in and gave her two cents. heheh. And so our conversation goes on and on from the 'ungrateful' Pak Lah, the pak turut UMNO Ministers, to 'the greatest hypocrite' named Anwar Ibrahim, Anwar's long time friend, tauke judi Nallakarupan, on her brother, Azmin Ali's lifestyle and so on. But anyways, in keeping with the spirit of Hari Raya, let's not dwell too much on political issues here.

Here are some of the pictures. Enjoy.

The Mines Resort Golf Club
The Mines Resort Golf Club. 10am

The Mines Resort Golf Club Seri Kembangan
The Mines Resort Golf Club. A much clearer sky at 1pm

Tun Dr. Mahathir's open house, Seri Kembangan
Tun Dr. Mahathir's private residence. Visitors queuing up to shake hand with Tun Dr. Mahathir and of course for the free food..

Mahathir's open house
full house

Tun Dr Mahathir's open house, The Mines Resort
typical kiasu Malaysian crowd cutting queues rushing for food

picnic at Tun Dr Mahathir's house
Back of the house - lakeside view. It's like a picnic over here. The catering workers might need to work extra hours to clean up the whole mess here

The End.


Shaira Nadiah MJ said...

Your mom is from Sultan Abdul Hamid college? My dad too. LOL. He was in the SAHOCA association too but not anymore now, haha. I wanted to go to PM's place but then tak jadi coz it will be packed.

Btw, my blog has set to private. Pls give me your email address so that I can add you in my reader list. Thank you :)

Zana Fauzi said...

Selamat Hari Raya Eid-ul Fitr, Shahnon. Am not a big fan of the political ongoings, but you sure have a lot to say.

naz said...

Selamat Hari Raya to you too shahnon! =)

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